Strike Energy has continued operations with West Erregulla 5 (WE5) well, part of the West Erregulla appraisal campaign in Western Australia, drilling ahead at a measured depth of 4895 metres.
The well has passed through the primary reservoir in the Kings Sandstone which was encountered at 4771m.
The Kingia was observed to be high-quality with significant gas shows, high background gas and associated drilling breaks.
The company advised that the logging while drilling data corroborates the drilling observations and final resource and reservoir characteristics will be collected via wireline logging at completion of the drilling.
Additional equipment has arrived at West Erregulla, with the West Erregula 4 well being rigged up with the new sand handlers. Strike will recommence the well’s clean-up before starting flow testing operations.
Strike has outlined that going forward, once it has complete the drilling operations at WE5, it will begin the detailed wireline logging campaign collecting an array of resource and reservoir data.
Following the completion of the wireline campaign, Strike will run and cement the final casing string in place, before completing the well as a future producer and commencing its flow testing.
The West Erregulla project is a 50:50 joint venture with Warrego Energy and includes the drilling of three wells in the EP469 permit.
After various coring and logging operations, Strike plans to flow test the wells as they will be future producers across the Kingia/High Cliff sequences for the proposed phase one production.